Educational Technology Courses
ETEC 518 - Thesis
ETEC 522 - Internship/Practicum
Internship/Practicum. Three semester hours. Varied on-the-job experiences, on or off campus, applicable to student's professional preparation and goals are provided. Supervision by a member of the Graduate Faculty is required. Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor.
ETEC 524 - Intro to Educational Technolog
Introduction to Educational Technology. Three semester hours. This course will introduce the student to educational technology and current research on critical issues, trends, diffusion and adoption of technology and history and theoretical foundations of the field. Students will identify, develop and apply a variety of technological skills congruent to their educational technology philosophy. Prerequisite: None
ETEC 525 - Webmaster for Ed & Trng
Webmastering for Education and Training. Three semester hours. A study of Internet development applications for teaching and training, with an emphasis on on-line production, presentation, and research activities and the development of effective computer-mediated-communication methods to facilitate on-line learning communities. Methods of accessing, obtaining, managing and utilizing information from a variety of sources will be explored, as will the organization, deployment and evaluation of on-line materials. Prerequisite: ETEC 524, or permission from the instructor.
ETEC 526 - Games & Simulations for Learning
Games and Simulations for Learning - Three semester hours. This course examines games and simulations as learning technologies, including defining qualities and characteristics, as well as theories of learning and play. Emphasis is placed on processes for designing and selecting appropriate games and simulations based on analysis of instructional needs.
ETEC 527 - Web 2.0 Technologies for Instruction
Three semester hours. This course explores the current and emerging Web 2.0 technologies used in education and other instructional settings. Students will explore, analyze, and design uses of these technologies to enhance instruction. Emphasis will be on the appropriate selection of technologies for various instructional goals and settings.
ETEC 557 - Integr Tech throughout the Cur
Integrating Technology and Computer Applications into Content Areas. Three semester hours. Includes an in-depth study of methods for integrating the emerging technologies into specific content areas. Research, as well as current and future implementation issues, will be investigated, and a program for action will be developed.
ETEC 561 - Supporting Learning with Technology
This course focuses on learning theory and principles underlying learning-centered uses of technology to support the learning process. Students will explore and analyze communication technologies applicable to teaching and learning, and will design a unit of instruction using a learning-centered approach supported with technology.
ETEC 562 - Applying Instructional Media & Technology
Applying Instructional Media and Technology. Three semester hours. Introduces students to the selection and use of computer-based media, multimedia, and conventional media, in the preparation of materials for instructional purposes. Special attention is given to computer hardware and software involved in computer based media production, digital formatting technology, and multimedia processes.
ETEC 578 - Inst Design & Dev
Instructional Design and Development. Three semester hours. Students will utilize a systems approach to design and develop instruction. The four phases of instructional design, analysis, design, development, and evaluation, are examined. Prerequisite: ETEC 561
ETEC 579 - Implementation of Educational Technology Programs
Three semester hours. An examination of the theories, practices, and competencies required for effective implementation of educational technology programs. Examines historical trends in technology integration and explores key factors and considerations for the implementation of instructional technology programs. Prerequisites: ETEC 524 or permission of instructor.
ETEC 581 - Digital Video/Audio in Instruc
Digital Video and Audio Production and Applications for Instructional Settings. Three semester hours. Concerned with digitizing video and audio for use in multimedia and web applications. Emphasis is on knowledge and skills for digital video/audio production, compression, and digitizing from traditional media. Prerequisite: ETEC 562.
ETEC 588 - Issues In Ed Tech & Tech Chg
Issues in Educational Technology and Technological Change. Three semester hours. This course focuses on the processes by which professional change agents (for example, educational technologists) influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological change. The interlocking relationships of technology, culture, and society and the role of the change agent in affecting those relationships are covered. Students learn how to predict and minimize the undesirable consequences of change and how to enhance the development of communication skills required when working with people. areas to the addressed, but not limited to include mentoring for and with technology, assistive technology solutions, and applications of emerging technologies.
ETEC 589 - Independent Study
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.
ETEC 591 - Online, Virtual, and Distributed Learning Systems
Three semester hours. Examines theories and practice of online, virtual, or distributed learning systems, such as flipped classrooms, hybrid or blended learning environments, and distance education. Emphasis is on the design and implementation of effective instructional strategies for online, virtual, or distributed learning environments. Prerequisites: ETEC 524 or permission of the instructor.
ETEC 593 - Strategic Planning for Technology Integration
This course examines the process for developing and implementing a strategic plan for technology integration in educational settings. Emphasis is placed on developing a mission, vision, and priority goals for technology integration that align with school/institution strategic plans, as well as state technology and readiness standards.
ETEC 594 - Technology and Inquiry-based Instructional Methods
Technology and Inquiry-based Instructional Methods - Three semester hours. This course examines the role of technology in the inquiry-based instructional methods vital to fostering critical thinking and complex problem solving skills and abilities. Emphasis is placed on social constructivist learning theories and inquiry-based instructional methods, such as case study approaches and problem- or project- based learning.
ETEC 597 - Special Topics
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.